Legere reeds are made from a special polymer compound with a very fine microtexture. They have low density, so that they float, just like cane reeds. This is the Signature Series model for Clarinet which is very popular amongst the Legere range.
The Signature Cut Legere has a thinner tip than the Classic model with a view to being more flexible and agile in articulation. It is a thinner overall profile so take care to ensure your ligature securely holds the reed down. In terms of strength the 2.5 and 3 are similar to a Vandoren V12 in the equivalent strengths (ie Softer than a blue box Vandoren). The 2.75 is between a blue box Vandoren 2.5 and 3 - a comonly requested strength.
This hi-tech material is designed to mimic the properties of damp cane as closely as possible. The lifespan of these synthetic style reeds can be reportedly months and make a great, consistent sound.
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The hardness rating was accurate and the reed performed well, as expected.
I’ve tried a few strengths out and I’m really not getting on with this reed. It’s really hard to get a sound. The actual product looks great and was packaged well, but maybe they are not for me.
The supplier responded:Dear Gabrielle,
Thank you for your feedback as it is important we understand your thoughts of the products and services we provide. There is something special I\'d like to share with you... Legere as a company also care about your feedback and offer an \"Exchange of Strength\" service to support you with finding the right reed for you. Even if you want their help with getting the right kind of reed and the ligatures that will suit, I welcome you to contact them direct as they have always been helpful to others I\'ve recommended. Here is the page for exchanges - https://www.legere.com/exchanges/.
I hope this helps and I\'m really interested to know how you get on.
Anything else we can assist with, please contact anytime.
Linda at Dawkes
I found it difficult to play at first, but now I\'m getting in to it I\'m really enjoying the improved tone.
I\'m playing a Yamaha YCL 450, with a Van Doren V5R Lyre mouthpiece. It\'s much easier to play than the 4C that came with the instrument.
I really like this reed. It\'s the right strength for me (I was using Rico Royal 2.5) and I like the clear tone it gives. It\'s much more simple to have a synthetic reed that doesn\'t react to humidity or become waterlogged.
Great product. Easier than cane reefs and more reliable
I love these reeds, a nice change from cane.
Never tried a synthetic reed before and only a clarinet learner but love the difference it makes in the tone.
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